The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

We Love Museums...Do Museums Love Us Back?



[Via Nerdgasms 2.0]

4 comments:

J said...

LOLarious! ...or maybe very serious. I'm not sure yet. But brilliant, either way! Best part - when they were talking about Pinky getting stuffed, the pictures of the tiger snuffbox came on the Flickr slideshow!

Amy said...

Ah serendipity! ;)

Yes, it's a little close to the bone, isn't it? Part of me thought it was terribly witty. The rest was personally affronted. I find taking criticism really difficult, even when it's addressed to a whole field of study, and not just me personally! I'm attempting to lighten up...

Ceri said...

Yeah you should lighten up, museums can take a bit of ribbing after all they are quite bizarre places the more you study them. Whole systems of justification have needed to be built around them because (and forgive me for being cynical) they are not that essential to human societies whatever museums like to say to the contrary. They are essential to some people but whole communities can get through life without engaging with them, which kind of proves my point. But anyway this is very funny and reinforced why we should continue to question why museums do things because then images of museums as elitist institutions can hopefully fade away!

Amy said...

Ooooooo. *raises handbag to her chest* ;P